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Net run-rate is an unjust tiebreaker in the World Cup: Alan Wilkins
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Net run-rate is an unjust tiebreaker in the World Cup: Alan Wilkins

Alan Wilkins, Welsh cricket commentator is not happy with the criteria of net run-rate base selections in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He feels that net run-rate should not be the decisive element to shortlist a team for the knock-out stage.

Alan said that if Pakistan beats Bangladesh then they will finish with 11 points equal to that of New Zealand in the points table. But New Zealand will most likely qualify for the next round owing to its better net run-rate than Pakistan.

"It seems unjust that net run-rate is the tie-breaker in this cricket world cup ahead of head-to-head results. Pakistan could finish behind New Zealand, both on 11 points, despite beating them in the league game in Birmingham", Alan said.

Pakistan vanquished over New Zealand at Birmingham in a close game when Babar Azam and Haris Sohail rescued Pakistan and got them home in a fantastic run chase.